Are you finding it hard to keep up your exercise routine even though you probably have more free time now than ever to actually fit it in your day?
Want to know the SECRET?
This is the one thing I can say I have personally figured out for myself BUT it was quite the process.
For me, the journey to getting an exercise routine took a really long time.
Up until the age of forty, my usual year consisted of every year around March or April I would start to feel crappy and my pants would be getting tighter.
I would realize Crap the Summer is around the corner!
Then I would start the “exercise” program that for me consisted of doing youtube videos with the keyword CORE in them because I mean doesn’t everyone want a six-pack?
I would try to exercise 3-4 days a week AND I would also do a series of “diets” depending on my mood.
I did the cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, followed the 80/20 diet, this Hollywood 24 Hour Miracle Diet w/ Acai and Garcinia Cambogia, Elemis Enhancement Program 3 months detoxification plan and many others.
It would change my bad eating habits I slowly added back in and then I would keep up the eating healthy and exercise through about October.
Then by November, I’d start to get lazy and slack off a little.
By December I’d be done and still looking pretty good because I’m not a huge Thanksgiving eater but Christmas and the Rainbow Cookies are another story!
Then by January and February, I was not really exercising at all.
So the reason I’m telling you this story is because on my Fortyith Birthday something changed.
I DECIDED (that is the first step) that I would exercise at least 10-15 minutes on the days I was off. I figured that would be better than nothing at all. I used to work in NYC four days a week so Friday through Sunday were my days to get in shape.
I began the journey by just googling 10-15 minute CORE Youtube videos.
Yes, that’s a thing and it DOES exist!
I would not take a shower or get dressed on those days until I exercised. That was the deal I made with myself.
Needless to say, there were many days I didn’t shower till 1-2 pm which was just sad and not very inspiring.
This workout video was by far my favorite!
It took five years literally but here is the thing fast forward to today at forty-five and I now exercise EVERY single day for a combined total of 1/2 hour.
On a cruise a few years ago I learned a few valuable things:
Your biggest meal should be in the morning and the smallest at night. You should eat like a King in the morning, a Prince in the afternoon and a Poorper at night.
Try not to eat past 6:30 pm.
Most of the time you are not hungry but dehydrated so drink water.
How much you exercise means NOTHING if you eat like crap. It’s 80 percent what you eat and only 20 percent exercise.
I cut out ALL sweets not that I ate a lot but now I eat NONE except at Xmas time when I eat those Rainbow Cookies from my cousin Cara. Figures I LOVE those with my whole Unicorns and Rainbows obsession.
Those granola bars that you can’t read the ingredients are not as good as just eating a piece of fruit.
As for the work out routine, I landed on youtube videos from Boho Beautiful which are FREE!
I am currently doing the 7 Day Challenge below.
The videos are Super Intense (no breaks) so a short amount of time consistently is all I need.
I usually am on the mat by 5 am although the past couple of days my schedule has been off.
I find that if I exercise first this in the morning it just jump starts from the day with Positive Vibes.
I also meditate and journal all of which really helps calm my mind and set me up a good day. The whole meditation takes a minute to get into if you are just starting out so go easy on yourself. It WILL take time to quiet your mind BUT if you get into it ideas just start flowing to you which is awesome!
Also if you follow me HERE on Facebook you can get the links I post daily for my exercise routine.
Currently I workout in my son’s bedroom (he moved out to NYC).
It is nothing fancy and the room needs a makeover so when the time comes here is what will be ESSENTIAL for my AT HOME YOGA STUDIO.
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These links will definitely create a calming zen At Home Yoga Studio. I’m super excited about this future space but for now, a girl can dream!
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Have a happy night full of Unicorns and Rainbows my friends!!
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